Lorene Branch, Author at Amherst Partners
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Author: Lorene Branch

From a global perspective, the volume of M&A transactions within the automotive sector remained robust in 2018, setting a high water mark and marginally outpacing the activity level of approximately 900 reported transactions in 2017. As is often the case when there are technology shifts...

Consolidation in the plastics industry continued as 2018 led to the second-best year for plastics M&A since 2010 at $34bn in transaction value, a $12bn increase over 2017. Although total transaction value was up over 2017, the total number of transactions fell slightly. M&A is...

Geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and its North American partners, combined with minimal progress on Chinese trade negotiations likely played a role in the tempered metals sector deal activity in 2018. The number of transactions in metals declined to 133 in 2018, down 1.5% from...

IMAP is the world’s leading partnership of M&A advisory firms with close to 500 professionals in 39 countries. As a long-time IMAP member firm in the United States, Amherst Partners is able to leverage an expansive global network of colleague firms to help maximize outcomes for...

Amherst Partners, LLC ("Amherst") is pleased to announce the sale of Sycamore Gas, Inc. (“Sycamore Gas” or the “Company”) to Hearthstone Utilities, Inc. (“Hearthstone"), a portfolio company of BlackRock’s Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Group (“BGEPI”). Amherst acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Sycamore...